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Merry Christmas to You

Posted on December 25th, 2014

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Merry Christmas, everyone! Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing today, I hope you’re surrounded by loved ones, laughter, music and joy. Shane and I are having an adventure-filled day at home today, followed by a day with family in the Wairarapa on Boxing Day.  After Christmas we’re heading north for a bit of a […]

Weave a Christmas Star

Posted on December 21st, 2014

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We had a Christmas decorating competition at work last week and my teammates and I wove a whole lot of stars to create a Christmas installation.  These stars make great decorations for your tree or home.    You can make them from various materials – flax, sturdy ribbon, and paper are all great options.  Since […]

Make a Simple Christmas Wreath

Posted on December 18th, 2014

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A wreath is such a nice way to add a bit of Christmas to your door.  I made this one using woven harakeke (native flax) and a beautiful pearly shell. I took four strips of flax and prepared them for weaving by running a knife down each side of them a few times to soften them. […]

Make your own Christmas Ornaments

Posted on December 16th, 2014

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One night last week Shane and I decided to break out the craft supplies, turn up the music and have a craft party.  We made some ornaments to hang and give for Christmas. Would you like to make some too? It’s easy! Here’s what you’ll need: – Air dry clay (we used darwi classic, bought […]

Friday I’m In Love

Posted on December 12th, 2014

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Have you had a good week? Mine has been busy.  I’ve been experimenting with some new prints and working on some Christmas decorations and presents, as well as preparing for a job interview… phew, I’m definitely ready for a Friday beer! Here are some neat things I’ve found around the web this week… Watch:  This […]